A Warsaw Melody
|Fee:||£16 (£12 concessions)|
020 7503 1646
Belka Productions present the UK premiere of a major Russian literary classic at the Arcola Theatre, London
28 March-28 April 2012
A WARSAW MELODY By Leonid Zorin
Translated by Franklin D. Reeve
Venue: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL
Dates: 28 March-28 April 2012
Times: Tues-Sat at 8pm, Sat matinees at 3pm
Set during the heyday of the Soviet bloc, the story of A WARSAW MELODY follows the blossoming relationship between a Russian boy and a Polish girl and their struggle against the public and social institutions that explicitly forbid the existence of their love. A WARSAW MELODY is a very human story that goes to the heart, not to the head.
This is the first UK production of a classic of Russian drama. Leonid Zorin's A WARSAW MELODY is part of Russian drama and literary education (in the way that Waiting for Godot and Educating Rita are to English literary education, for example). A WARSAW MELODY was written in 1967 and was performed some 4000 times in its first year alone. It is one of the most frequently staged plays in Russia and, previously, the Soviet Union. It has been performed in over 150 Russian cities and 15 countries beyond Russia.
A WARSAW MELODY is directed by London-based Russian director and actor, Oleg Mirochnikov, who has also taught and directed at leading London drama schools for over a decade, in particular Drama Centre where actors he trained include Michael Fassbender. His credits include recent work as Russian dialogue coach to Kevin Bacon and other cast members of X-Men: First Class, and as an actor he has recently finished filming World War Z with Brad Pitt. He also appeared in the acclaimed production of Before I Sleep by Dreamthinkspeak (Brighton Festival).
Tickets can be booked online at www.arcolatheatre.com or by phone on 020 7503 1646
A special ticket offer for A Warsaw Melody this Monday through to Thursday! Quote 'Melody12' when booking online or over the phone at www.arcolatheatre.com
**** The Times - ”It breaks your heart - a memorable portrait of joy, pain and regret”
**** Passion for Theatre - "One of the most enticing stage performances in London"
“Charming - an outpouring of frustrations, hopes and romantic memories that is quite stunning” - British Theatre Guide
"Oliver King is excellent as Victor, and Emily Tucker is skittishly alluring... their ruin is captivating" - The Spectator
"Emily Tucker and Oliver King give strong performances. Tucker’s airy, flitty charm is a nice balance to King’s heavier demeanour and furrowed brow which at times betrays an irresistible vulnerability." - The Telegraph
"Drenched in Chopinesque romanticism." - The Guardian***** French Radio London
“Oleg Mirochnikov’s production is elegant… Belka Productions will be ones to watch for the future” – A Younger Theatre